Basic Linerlock Folding Knife
Class runs: November 13-17
Material fee: $60
Skill level: Seasoned beginner and up, proficient working knowledge of knifemaking tools and equipment, comfortable with doing accurate layout, drilling, tapping and blade grinding.
4 spaces left as of 5/5
In this five day class students will learn to design and construct their own locking folding knife using the “Liner Lock” mechanism.
The goal will be for each student to complete a folder and learn the necessary skills and theory to create a solid, smooth functioning folder using basic knifemaking equipment in their own shop.
Topics covered will include basic liner lock design and construction, proper lock geometry, blade grinding, heat treating and final assembly.
This is a seasoned beginner class. Each perspective student must have a basic working knowledge of knifemaking tools and equipment, comfortable with doing accurate layout, drilling, tapping and blade grinding.
This course is suited to those who are familiar with or are studying folding knife mechanisms, this course will gain you several years of knowledge and problem solving in just 5 days.
Rick Dunkerly first started making knives in 1984. He made his first Damascus steel in 1991. Rick received his ABS journeyman smith rating in 1995, Rick’s main focus has been Damascus steel, particularly mosaic and composite bar blades. Rick attained the American Bladesmith Society Mastersmith rating in 1997. He has been a full-time knifemaker since 1996, except for the two month’s each fall that he operates as an outfitter in Montana’s Scapegoat Wilderness. Rick now specializes in Damascus folding knives.
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